Mr. Cohn has come a long way. Goldman’s second-in-command, whose brusque manner and relatively limited experience within the firm once raised questions about his suitability for the top spot, has evolved into one of Wall Street’s most visible—and versatile—executives...As a young executive, Mr. Cohn was not known for his tact. [WSJ]
Lloyd Blankfein Decides It Takes Two Men To Replace One Gary Cohn
The President job at Goldman Sachs is now the hottest Thunderdome on Wall Street.
Gary Cohn Is Either Trolling Elizabeth Warren Or Fixin' To Screw Over Wall Street
Big Gary is more Hamlet than Hodor these days.
Greg Smith Shares Bloomberg Reporters' Appreciation For Gary Cohn's Grundle-To-Face Conversations
As many of you know, here at Dealbreaker we consider ourselves the preeminent scholars on Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn's grundle. Specifically, the grundle-to-face conversations he reportedly enjoys having with employees on the trading floor. So we were more than a little delighted to hear that Greg Smith's book, Why I Left Goldman Sachs, contained a passage describing Cohn's preferred position to assume while havin' a chat. Sayeth Smith: Gary had a very distinctive signature move, one he had become famous for within the firm; I must have seen it ten or fifteen times in action. It didn't matter if the person he was talking to was male or female; he would walk up to the salesman or saleswoman, hike up one leg, plant his foot on the person's desk, his thigh close to the employee's face, and ask how markets were doing. Gary was physically commanding, and the move could have been interpreted as a very primal, alpha-male gesture. I think he just thought it was comfortable. For those who have made claims that Smith's book is light on details that any exposé worth its salt would include, please note that reporters at investigative powerhouse Bloomberg News would probably nod approvingly at the above, based on an article they penned last year. Cohn, 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, can be intimidating, two former colleagues said. He would sometimes hike up one leg, plant his foot on a trader’s desk, his thigh close to the employee’s face, and ask how markets were doing, they said. Earlier: Succeeding Blankfein at Goldman May Be Hurdle Too High for Cohn
Gary Cohn Says His Trumphant Goodbye To Goldman Sachs
Stay Goldman, Ponyboy. Stay Goldman forever.
Gary Cohn Is Very Happy Doing What He’s Doing i.e. Waiting For Someone To Pick Up The Hints He's Been Dropping And Retire Already
“Of course I would like to be CEO of Goldman Sachs, but I am very happy in the role and job I’m in now and I’ve a great job and a great opportunity in front of me. I am very happy doing what I am doing.” Related: Report: Lloyd Blankfein and Gary Cohn May Not Be Splitting A Milkshake With Two Straws Anytime Soon